View Full Version : can ocd return

February 20th, 2009, 04:04 PM
I was treated for ocd about two years ago,and i have noticed a few symptoms are returning.

1 i cant touch anything dirty or i freak out and have to wash it off
2 i wash my hands constantly and have cracks and sores because of it
3 I have to change my cloths every time i come back inside
4 I am petrified of public transport
5 I avoid going outside as much as possible
6 I always get cleaning fits and need to sterlize everything
7 when using the tele i need the volume to land on an even number
8 I need to sort everything i own into catagories

i was wondering if my ocd is coming back or if its just a phase,I am not sure if this matters but i was treated with prozac, I am also still going to my therepist twice a year and my next appointment is two months away, should i wait to tell her or tell my parents.
thanks in advance and please respond :(

February 20th, 2009, 04:09 PM
Anything mental can ''return''

If you were treated, the effect remains as long as you focus on not following your compulses

February 20th, 2009, 04:17 PM
but why does it have to come back now, it literally ruined my life because i wouldnt go out and socialise i had no friends.i got exma from washing my hands too much, i gained like 100 pounds because i wouldnt go out and exercise.And ever since i got over it everything was soo much better. please what should i do it cant come back :(

February 20th, 2009, 11:19 PM
If your symptoms are coming back and you're not on your Prozac, tell your folks right away and get to the doctor.

Typically, true OCD is a biochemical imbalance that is managed thru meds, like Prozac. Most often, when the meds stop, the symptoms can return.

Before you have a full blown regression, have the doctor reevaluate you and your symptoms to determine if you should be back on the Prozac.

February 26th, 2009, 01:44 AM
Yes, they can!
I have had OCD for five years, and mine was I felt like I was going to barf all the time, and I mean the shakes and everything. It was life stopping. I got on Zoloft and it stopped, but I recently went off the medication and it is coming back. Also, I've had that Germ phase, it will go away I promise!
Good Luck!

February 26th, 2009, 11:28 AM
thanks everyone for your support